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Lebanon files complaint at UN Security Council: For condemning Israeli aggression, obliging Israel to stop its violation of Lebanon's sovereignty, implement Resolution #1701

NNA – Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants, Abdallah Bou Habib, instructed Lebanon’s Acting Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Jean Murad, to present the letter of complaint sent by the Ministry on behalf of the Lebanese government to both the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the UN Security Council.

In its complaint letter, Lebanon warned against the seriousness of the recent developments in the region, especially the villages in southern Lebanon, and affirmed its keenness on working to defuse the elements of strife and call for restraint and calm, while holding Israel responsible for the repercussions of any escalation that would blow up the situation on the southern Lebanese border.

Moreover, Lebanon affirmed its adherence to the policy of restraint based on its awareness of the importance of stability and calm and its unwavering keenness to fulfill its international obligations. Nevertheless, it condemned the attacks carried out by Israel at dawn on Friday, April 7, 2023, on areas in southern Lebanon, which endangered the lives of civilians and the safety of Lebanese territories, deeming this an act of aggression, a flagrant violation of Lebanon's sovereignty, a threat to the stability that southern Lebanon enjoyed, a blatant violation of UN Security Council Resolution #1701 and a threat to international peace and security.

Lebanon also renewed its refusal to use its territory as a platform to destabilize the existing tranquility while preserving its legitimate right to self-defense, and reaffirmed that keeping the lines of communication open with the United Nations and UNIFIL is the best way to solve problems and maintain calm and stability; expressing its readiness to continuously cooperate with the peacekeeping forces on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution #1701, and its keenness on preserving calm and stability in southern Lebanon.

Meanwhile, Lebanon cautioned against the critical situation and repercussions of provocative Israeli practices in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and the breach of the sanctity of the holy places, in addition to the unjustified use of excessive force in places of worship against worshipers. It also denounced Israel's refusal to comply with the calls of the Security Council and the international community to refrain from taking escalatory steps during the coinciding holiday season this year for the three monotheistic religions, as Israel, with its aggressive actions, exacerbated the security situation on the ground, and caused an atmosphere of tension in the region in general.

Finally, Lebanon called in its letter on the Security Council and the international community to condemn the Israeli aggression in the strongest terms, and to oblige Israel to stop its violation of Lebanon's sovereignty by air, land and sea, and to cease its continuous threats to peace and security and implement all its obligations in accordance with Resolution # 1701.

 

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